(1) abdicate; abjure; break off; cast aside; cede; cop out; desert; discard; drop; eliminate; forfeit; forgo; forsake; give over; give up; halt in progress; jettison; leave; not continue; quit; relinquish; renounce; surrender; throw over; yield; waive; walk out
(2) ease; lightheartedness; natural spontaneity; unrestraint; cast aside
(3) give in to emotion
(1) We had to abandon plans to produce in China when the quality issues could not be resolved.
(1) “Once you start a working on something, don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.”
—Chanakya, Indian politician, strategist, and writer (350 BC–275 BC)